Kevin Hood to adapt Sebastian Faulks' novel
Producer Lynette Howell and Ecosse Films will co-produce “On Green Dolphin Street,” a film adaptation of Sebastian Faulks’ tome.L.A.-based Howell, a Blighty native, will produce the $20 million project through her Silverwood Films, alongside Douglas Rae and Robert Bernstein of Ecosse Films. “On Green Dolphin Street” reunites Ecosse with “Becoming Jane” scribe Kevin Hood, who has penned the script. Pic will shoot in Canada and Russia next year. Tale, set in New York, Washington and Moscow in 1959 against the backdrop of the Cold War, follows the love affair between a British diplomat’s wife and a Chicago journalist. Pic has yet to be cast. Howell’s previous credits include Michelle Williams-Ryan Gosling starrer “Blue Valentine” and indie pic “Half Nelson.” Ecosse is working on helmer Andrea Arnold’s adaptation of Emily Bronte’s “Wuthering Heights” and has just finished shooting “The Decoy Bride.” which stars David Tennant (“Doctor Who”) and Kelly Macdonald (“No Country for Old Men”). Shingle is also developing a feature adaptation of Robert Louis Stevenson’s “Treasure Island.” In 2001 Ecosse produced the Cate Blanchett starrer “Charlotte Gray” based on Faulks’ book.